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Release Digest: GNOME, December 23, 2002

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GnuCash 1.7.6


GnuCash 1.7.6 "Santa's got a brand new bag"


Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you
to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. It is based on
professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate

What's New in GnuCash 1.7.6?

- Scheduled Transactions: 
        GnuCash now has the ability to automatically create and enter
        transactions, remind when a transaction is due, give a choice of
        entering a transaction or postponing it and remove an automated
        transaction after a certain period.
- Mortgage & Loan Repayment Druid:
        Used to setup a variable payment loan scheduled transaction.
- Small Business Accounting Features: 
        GnuCash now can be used for Customer and Vendor tracking,
        Invoicing and Bill Payment, and using different Tax and Billing
        Terms in a small business.
- OFX Import:
        GnuCash is the first free software application to support the
        Open Financial Exchange protocol that many banks and financial
        services are moving to use. The development of OFX and HBCI 
        support has also resulted in an improved transaction matching
        system that more accurately picks duplicate transactions.
- HBCI Support: 
        GnuCash is the first free software application to support the
        German Home Banking Computer Information protocol which includes
        statement download, initiate bank transfers and direct debits.
- New User Manual and Help:
        A brand new user help has been written which focuses on how to
        do tasks in conjunction with a Tutorial and Concepts guide that
        gives the user background information on using GnuCash.
- New Multi-Currency Transaction Handling:
        GnuCash no longer requires separate currency exchange accounts
        to handle multiple currency transfers.
- Redesigned Menu's
        The GnuCash menu's have been redesigned to conform more with the
        new GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.

Specifically updated in this version;

 o Welcome to Release Candidate 1
 o Put the build date into the about box for development versions
 o Deal with broken QIF files that give broken bang-fields. In
   particular, handle the case where it supplies "!Type Bank"
   instead of "!Type:Bank"
 o Fix g-wrap test to fail properly if it cannot find g-wrap-config
 o Add "Edit Exchange Rate" menu items to the Actions menu and the
   context menu
 o Fix the amount display so that the exchange dialog always shows the
   "amount" in the the local (register) currency.
 o Add an additional module to check for (LWP aka libwww-perl)
   before attempting to call Finance::Quote.
 o Updated translations, po/nl.po by Hendrik-Jan Heins <hjh@passys.nl>,
   po/uk.po by Volodymyr M. Lisivka <lvm@mystery.lviv.net>, po/el.po,
   accounts/el_GR by Nikos Charonitakis <charosn@her.forthnet.gr>
 o Major update to generic import architecture/transaction matcher.
 o Change HBCI to using new Transaction Matcher GUI
 o Require openhbci 0.9.4 for HBCI version choosing.
 o When not retrieving stock quotes for an account, dim the price
   source labels as well as the option menus.
 o Consolidate all knowledge about Finance::Quote sources into one
   place. Functions to record whether or not F::Q is installed
   properly, and if so, whether a particular source is available.
 o Change default new SX frequency to monthly
 o Filled in a long-thought of idea for a formula cell: can contain
   text unlike a pricecell, but doesn't really want to do
   auto-complete like a quickfill cell [what we had been using].  This
   allows us to provide the gnome formula cell which can remap the
   keypad '.' character based on locale
 o Disallow the deletion of accounts with ReadOnly Transacation in
   them. You must first "delete" the RO Txns before you delete the
 o NOTE: As of now you ABSOLUTELY REQUIRE G-WRAP >= 1.3.3
 o Loan Druid re-written
 o Add menu items and code so a user can limit transactions in a
   register to any combination of the
   Reconciled/Cleared/Voided/Unreconciled states.
 o Give user feedback during the rendering of a report.
 o Remove old user docs and tools that are now in gnucash-docs
 o Fix for large accounts overflowing the data types used in the
   register code which are causing crashes.
 o Add support for new GnuCash icon made by Jakub Steiner
 o Connect up help buttons in dialog's to help files
 o Lots more bugfixes

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GneleMixer 3.0.2


GneleMixer GneleMixer 3.0.2


OSS mixer: "Mute All" and "View" option. Save_Default option, autoresizing
for include/exclude frame, Save/Load File options. Load_Default option.
Complete auto-detecting Mixer Devices. Support for GTK's Theme

Deleted Status Bar (just dialog for change view). Semplified code for





libglademm 2.0.0

*** liglademm

The libgnome*mm libraries wrap the GNOME2 libraries for C++, for use
with gtkmm 2. They are collectively known as gnomemm. 

libglademm wraps the libglade API for C++. It can instantiate widget layouts 
designed with Glade, instead of writing lots of tedious source code to do the
same thing.

*** Changes since 1.3.5:

liglademm 2 is now API and ABI frozen.

* Glade::Xml::create() now throws an XmlError expection if it fails.
  (Daniel Elstner)
* Minimise use of templates, to reduce application code size.
  (Daniel Elstner)

*** Download 


*** Credits

liglademm 2 was created by these developers:

Murray Cumming
Daniel Elstner
Michael A. Koziarski 
Bradley Bell

Murray Cumming